The Trans-Canada Highway at the Cambie-Solsqua intersection is closed due to an early morning accident between Sicamous and Revelstoke. -Image credit: Drive BC Photo

Trans-Canada Highway now open

Highway 1 is now open following an early morning collision

UPDATE: 4:45 p.m.

Highway 1 is now open between Sicamous and Revelstoke following a five-vehicle collision Tuesday morning.

DriveBC is warning motorists to expect delays in the area.

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UPDATE: 1 p.m.

Westbound commercial vehicle traffic is now being held in Golden following a five-vehicle collision on Highway 1 west of Revelstoke.

Drive BC reports commercial vehicle storage in Revelstoke has reached maximum capacity as the highway remains closed for vehicle recovery related to the collision.

It is estimated the highway won’t reopen until at least 3 p.m.

Revelstoke RCMP say the collision occurred sometime before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, March 7, when police, firefighters and BC Ambulance Service crews responded to the five-vehicle collision approximately one kilometre west of Revelstoke on Highway 1.

Revelstoke Staff Sgt. Kurt Grabinsky reports officers with the Trans-Canada East Traffic Services and their collision analyst were at the collision scene for eight hours investigating its cause.

“Preliminary indications are that a westbound tractor trailer unit, driven by a 50-year-old female, collided with an eastbound tractor-trailer unit driven by a 60-year-old male,” said Grabinsky. “Subsequently, two additional tractor-trailer units and a passenger vehicle crashed, creating a five vehicle pile-up.”

Grabinsky said three people received non-life threatening injuries in the crash, and were transported to hospital in Revelstoke. He said the highway, at the time of the crash, was in winter driving condition, with icy sections topped with light snow.

“As a result of the various collisions, there is scattered debris on the highway,” said Grabinsky. “The materials were all determined to be dry goods and there is no suspected harm to the public or the environment.”

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Drive BC reports the Trans-Canada Highway is closed in both directions between Revelstoke and Sicamous because of an early morning vehicle incident.

No no detour is available while investigation into the accident continues.

Drive BC will provide a further update at 9 a.m.

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